Top News   August 25, 2010
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Oil Spill and Adjuster Supply
As we enter the middle portion of the 2010 hurricane season, we find ourselves looking at another issue to add to the post-oil spill mix: Will there be enough adjusters to handle a large catastrophic event when, and if, the need arises? Read more

Slip-and-Fall Cases Are On The Rise
After receiving more than 4,600 questionable claims (QCs) between 2008 and the first half of 2010, the NICB is examining slip-and-fall claims involving businesses more thoroughly than ever for potential fraud. How large an increase in QCs has the agency noticed? Find out here.

Hartwig Looks At The Current State of Workers' Comp
Last week's trivia question opened a dialogue about the noticeable dip in profitability in workers' compensation. The recession has dramatically affected this sector's earning power. But are there other factors at play? Click here to find out and read Dr. Hartwig's insights about where it's all headed.

Tweet Suite Digest — August 25, 2010
Claims Magazine is twittering every day about breaking news and timely topics, not to mention keeping readers up to date on the latest postings to What can Twitter do for you? Click to find out.

Fraud of the Week: Shattered Plans
A Wash. auto glass company owner was less than transparent with his cost reports to insurers, and now he faces some serious charges as a result. Learn about his crafty scheming here.

Claims IQ

Each week we test readers on their claim knowledge. This week's question is:

NICB notes a ____increase in the number of questionable claim referrals by its member companies over the past 2.5 years.

A. 18-percent
B. 20-percent
C. 33-percent
D. 57-percent

Answer Here!

Last week's question was:

According to I.I.I. President Dr. Hartwig, the recession has caused the largest impact on workers' compensation exposure in __ years.

A. 2
B. 15
C. 30
D. 60

Apparently the steep decline in workers' comp profits was not enough to grab the attention of most e-News readers. A paltry number—just 20 percent—correctly answered that the recession has caused the worst slump in 60 years. Let's see if you're reading this week's stories more closely.

Here are the final results for last week:

A. 4%
B. 23%
C. 53%
D. 20%

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